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Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 8:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

After nearly two years of meticulous repair and restoration work, the picturesque Mona Vale Homestead reopened this morning.

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Christchurch Art Gallery

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s historic Nurses Memorial Chapel will be restored and strengthened, in time for its reopening as part of the country’s WWI centenary commemorations.

Local state of emergency extended

Local state of emergency extended

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:52 p.m. by CivilDefence

The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended for another seven days.

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Built in just six months, the single-storey community centre on the corner of Wades Ave and Wilsons Rd boasts a striking brick-lined hallway that is flanked on one side by the St Martins Voluntary Library and on the other side by a spacious community hall.

Long or strong, get gone

Long or strong, get gone

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

If it’s long, or strong, get gone – that’s the message from Civil Defence around tsunami evacuation after an earthquake.

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Friday, 18 November 2016 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A 24/7 earthquake support line has been set up. If you need support or are concerned about how the earthquakes are affecting you or you whanau call 0800 777 846 for advice.

Asbestos remediation begins at QEII Park

Asbestos remediation begins at QEII Park

Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Local State of Emergency declared in Canterbury

Local State of Emergency declared in Canterbury

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A local state of emergency has been declared in Canterbury in the wake of yesterday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake and ongoing aftershocks.

Earthquake Tsunami Update 14/11/16 820am

Earthquake Tsunami Update 14/11/16 820am

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:05 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

People who were evacuated due to this morning’s earthquake are now able to go home, Christchurch Civil Defence and Emergency Management says.

More Central City parking for Christmas

More Central City parking for Christmas

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 7:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

People heading into the City Centre to shop and celebrate over the festive season will have a range of parking options to choose from.

Apollo to start work on QEII next month

Apollo to start work on QEII next month

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 4:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has chosen Apollo Projects Ltd to build the new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The 10-year road resealing programme is part of a wider Council strategy of ongoing repairs and maintenance to roads, underground pipes and footpaths after the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) winds down at the end of the year.

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Geotech works begin towards re-opening Sumner Road

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:33 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Coastal hazard LIM notations to change

Coastal hazard LIM notations to change

Monday, 5 September 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Information about potential coastal hazards on the Land Information Memoranda (LIMs) of properties in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will be altered.

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

CTOC advises drivers to plan ahead during traffic light work

Monday, 5 September 2016 11:14 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) is taking measures to minimise traffic interruptions in preparation for a scheduled traffic signals communication outage in Christchurch's CBD tomorrow (Tuesday 6 September) and Wednesday 7 September.

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda to return

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

New social housing units open in Waltham

New social housing units open in Waltham

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has celebrated the opening of eight new social housing units in Waltham.

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Visitor spend in Christchurch bouncing back

Friday, 26 August 2016 3:45 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Council to plan response to Coastal Hazards peer review report

Thursday, 25 August 2016 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to receive the recently completed Coastal Hazards peer review report, and asked Council staff to report back in one month on how the Council will respond to the peer review’s recommendations.

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Friday, 5 August 2016 1:43 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Another milestone for the Central City rebuild took place this morning with a ceremony to mark the start of work on the new Lichfield Street parking building.

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Turn on the lights and switch on your imaginations as the spectacle of illuminated artworks and innovative light installations return to the Botanic Gardens tomorrow night.

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Monday, 1 August 2016 4:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will retain City Care Limited after a rigorous sale process showed it makes commercial sense to keep the maintenance and construction company.

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Friday, 29 July 2016 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

An historic Fendalton fernery damaged in the earthquakes is being repaired and strengthened.

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Thursday, 28 July 2016 4:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

City Council today made decisions on three important direction-setting strategies and plans, which together provide a roadmap for the region's regeneration.

Risingholme from the ashes

Risingholme from the ashes

Thursday, 14 July 2016 4:02 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The historic Risingholme Community Centre in Opawa, recently damaged by fire, is to be rebuilt and restored from early 2017.

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The building opened its doors at the weekend after completing months of post-earthquake strengthening and external and internal repair work.

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Monday, 27 June 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Stronger, shinier and definitely more colourful than before, the Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium is reopening on Friday 1 July.

The Christchurch City Council facility was closed in February 2011 after sustaining earthquake damage. It has now been repaired and strengthened and is reopening at 100 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS).

“It’s historically been a popular facility with the community, and in particular the Wharenui Swimming Club and ...

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction.

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Owners of property with unrepaired earthquake damage are being asked to report it so it can be taken into account when Christchurch and Banks Peninsula properties are revalued this year.

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The community still has two weeks to vote for one of five possible names for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum.

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

WATCH: The Town Hall project - one year down, two to go

Monday, 13 June 2016 9:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Nga Puna Wai design team appointed

Nga Puna Wai design team appointed

Friday, 10 June 2016 2:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Nga Puna Wai sports hub development in southwest Christchurch has taken a step towards construction, with Christchurch City Council appointing a multidisciplinary design team.

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Report highlights progress on District Plan Review

Thursday, 9 June 2016 3:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

Christchurch City Council staff have been acknowledged for their "huge commitment" to addressing key findings of a review into the way the District Plan Review process is managed.

First look at the new QEII

First look at the new QEII

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:26 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:38 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, which will provide a place for the local community to once again gather for cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is encouraging people with creative ideas to suggest a name for the new Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum.

Proposed cap on rates increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Proposed cap on rates' increases at 5 per cent in draft Plan

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is proposing to cap its average rates' increase at five per cent for the 2016-17 financial year and for a further two years after that. 

New Central Library ready to go

New Central Library ready to go

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

The Gaiety – better, stronger and opening soon

Monday, 14 March 2016 9:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Earthquake repairs to The Gaiety ­– a popular heritage building, function centre and gathering place for the Akaroa community – have just been completed, in time for the official opening on Friday 1 April 2016.

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Work starts on New Regent Street building repairs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work to repair five dangerous buildings on New Regent Street is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Council assistance for frequently flooded Flockton properties

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 12:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council is stepping in to help Flockton property owners who've had frequent above-floor flooding, where their flooding has been worsened by the earthquakes, and the $48 million Dudley flood mitigation schemes will not offer a timely reduction to their flood risk.

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:07 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

"As a piece of old-world heritage, the Sign of the Kiwi is a treasure of national significance," says Richie Moyle, Programme Manager Heritage Rebuild.

Speed limit changes for Central City

Speed limit changes for Central City

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

From 12 March 2016 the speed limit for the heart of Christchurch's Central City will change to 30km/h to provide safer, more user friendly and enjoyable ways for people to travel.

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tram resumes visits to New Regent Street

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 6:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

This morning, a tram began using an alternative route from New Regent Street along Worcester Boulevard to the Arts Centre after cordons were last week placed around five buildings on New Regent Street.

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Update on New Regent Street buildings

Monday, 29 February 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council staff today (Friday 26 February) met with the owner of five properties on New Regent Street that have been classified as dangerous and earthquake prone.

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Community feedback sought on QEII Park proposal

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Key decisions from todays Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Key decisions from today's Council meeting - 25 Feb 2016

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:48 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions:

New trust set up to manage Councils social housing

New trust set up to manage Council's social housing

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has completed the first key step in setting up a charitable trust that is proposed to take over management of its social housing service in the second half of this year.

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Council addresses safety concerns on New Regent Street

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:53 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is taking steps to make sure people visiting and working in New Regent Street remain safe after concerns were raised about five privately owned buildings.

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has received full and final net payment of $603 million from its insurers for damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

All Council-owned facilities have been checked and are operating as normal, with the exception of the Linwood Service Centre and Library (at Eastgate Shopping Centre), which remains closed until repairs to light fittings can be carried out.

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake.