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Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:14 p.m. by GovtCera Recommended Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Thursday, 31 July 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Residents will soon have a say on plans for a sports hub at the Ngā Puna Wai Reserve in southwest Christchurch.

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

EQC settles 85 per cent of Canterbury building claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:16 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton Tunnel will next month celebrate its 50th birthday, the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage with a community event that will include the rare opportunity to walk through the tunnel. The …

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:56 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:56 a.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Two consortia have been shortlisted for a major schools building project to construct four schools worth more than $200m, says Kim Shannon, head of the Education Infrastructure Service for the Ministry of Education.

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton residents and visitors may wish to allow more time for their journey if heading home to or visiting the port town this week.

Central City – from Monday 28th July

Central City – from Monday 28th July

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:04 a.m. by Transport4chch

  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 St Asaph to Lichfield Street. Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester Street …

CBD – Available Routes Map 26th July – 1st August

CBD – Available Routes Map 26th July – 1st August

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00 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 …

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Roydvale/Memorial intersection crash now clear

Roydvale/Memorial intersection crash now clear

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

The crash at  Roydvale/Memorial intersection has been cleared. Thank you for your patience.

Crusaders V Sharks – AMI Stadium Sat 26 July – travel advisory

Crusaders V Sharks – AMI Stadium Sat 26 July – travel advisory

Thursday, 24 July 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 26 July for the Crusaders v Sharks semi-final 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 …

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula roads updated 11.30am

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula roads updated 11.30am

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The below is the latest information supplied by contractors for road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Dyers Pass Rd is open to all traffic and is still being monitored Western Valley Road – Little River to Port Levy …

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updated 4.20pm

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updated 4.20pm

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 4:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

The below information is the latest supplied by contractors for road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Summit Rd from Dyers Pass Rd to Worsleys is open to all traffic - Summit Rd, from Worsleys to Gebbies Pass Rd …

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updates

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula road updates

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by Transport4chch

Contractors have advised of the following road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Summit Rd from Dyers Pass Rd to Worsleys is open to all traffic. Summit Rd, from Worsleys to Gebbies Pass Rd is only suitable for …

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:01 a.m. by GovtCCC

Winter blast prompts call for motorists to take extra care

Winter blast prompts call for motorists to take extra care

Monday, 21 July 2014 1:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

With sleety showers, hail and snow forecast for Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills tonight, the NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to take extreme care on Canterbury roads during the next few days. The Transport Agency’s Journey Manager Lee …

Council on track for accreditation

Council on track for accreditation

Monday, 21 July 2014 10:37 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has made substantial progress improving its building control functions and is on track to gain accreditation as a Building Consent Authority before Christmas.

Fresh start for Heathcote community facilities

Fresh start for Heathcote community facilities

Monday, 21 July 2014 9:24 a.m. by GovtCCC

The combined insurance proceeds for the two buildings is $807,000 and this will cover both the demolition of the buildings and the construction of the new combined facility. The Hagley–Ferrymead Community Board will have final approval of the building design.

Manchester Street/St Asaph Street restrictions from today

Manchester Street/St Asaph Street restrictions from today

Monday, 21 July 2014 7:01 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this week daily from 9am contractors will be working at the intersection of St Asaph and Manchester Streets until approximately 6pm. While this work occurs these restrictions will be in place daily from 9am: Monday/Tuesday …

Social recovery shows positive progress

Social recovery shows positive progress

Friday, 18 July 2014 12:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

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.

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 Popular


Southern repair progress

Southern repair progress

Thursday, 17 July 2014 1:44 p.m. by FletcherEQR

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 …

South Canterbury home repairs nearly complete

South Canterbury home repairs nearly complete

Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:15 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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.

Police Minister honours Chinese disaster workers

Police Minister honours Chinese disaster workers

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:41 a.m. by GovtBeehive

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

CRASH CLEARED – Marshland/Prestons Road 2051hrs

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

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, …

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.

Storm | Northland

Storm | Northland

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by GovtEQC

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 …

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Post-disaster building management guidance release

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtDBH


These guides were developed in response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's recommendations around changes related to rapid building safety evaluations after a disaster. The guidance also allows for a more effective and efficient response in future events.

The key change is the shift away from the 'traffic light' system of red, yellow, and green placards to indicate the condition of a building. The colours that will instead be used are red, ye ...

$500 million paid out

$500 million paid out

Monday, 14 July 2014 1:26 p.m. by GovtEQC

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 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. 

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 …

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Saturday, 12 July 2014 9:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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 …

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 34 (July 2014)

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:32 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Issue 34 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 11 July 2014.

Chief Executives update - 11 July 2014

Chief Executive's update - 11 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:04 a.m. by GovtCera

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 …

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 4:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Thursday, 10 July 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

Strong interest in 3K to Christchurch

Strong interest in 3K to Christchurch

Thursday, 10 July 2014 9:40 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

 Release: New Zealand Government