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Affordable housing development agreement signed

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Thursday, 18 December 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Council gets building consents accreditation

Council gets building consents accreditation

Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended

Christchurch City Council has been granted accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 19th

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 19th 

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:04 p.m. by MediaCTV

1800 houses still need to be demolished. Houses on flat land due now to complete by mid 2015. Houses on the port hills due to complete no earlier than end 2015.

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Burwood Hospital Build

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Merchandise – Gap Filler style!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 3:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Check out our latest Gap Filler and RAD t-shirts designed by artist and s leader. Liv Worsnop! We also have some Dance-O-Mat tees, badges, handcrafted jewellery, books and a CD! No we haven’t become a commercial enterprise, just looking at different ways to help fund the cool stuff we do.

Gap Filler badges

Gap Filler badges

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:10 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler badges: set of 5 (Buy the t shirt too, click here!) Price: $10 + p&p        

Set of 6 postcards

Set of 6 postcards

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 1:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Set of 6 postcards: a selection of some of Gap Filler’s projects, past and present Price: $10 + p&p  

Ian Simpson discusses the EQC focus for 2015

Ian Simpson discusses the EQC focus for 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:54 a.m. by GovtEQC

Songs for Christchurch

Songs for Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 9:49 a.m. by GapFiller

  Songs for Christchurch CD Price: $25 Please order direct from Project Freerange here In the weeks after Feb 22nd 2011 a collective of people from Melbourne, San Francisco, Christchurch and Wellington formed to create a fundraising album called Songs for Christchurch. It is a music compilation album donated by twenty-one local and global artists including […]

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Fitzgerald Avenue southbound closure Wed night 17 Dec

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 7:16 a.m. by Transport4chch

Fitzgerald Avenue will be CLOSED to southbound traffic between Bealey Avenue and Kilmore Street from 7pm on the 17th of December. 

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury quake victims would be extended.

Unique house restored

Unique house restored

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:39 p.m. by FletcherEQR

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:56 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Urban Exploring Christchurch.

Pallet earrings

Pallet earrings

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:52 p.m. by GapFiller

Pallet earrings by Anita Parris Price: $60 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Anita Parris Inspired by the Pallet Pavilion and handmade with stirling silver.    

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Once in a lifetime: city-building after disaster in Christchurch Price: $45 Please order direct from Project Freerange here New Zealand has to rebuild the majority of its second-largest city after a devastating series of earthquakes – a unique challenge for a developed country in the twenty-first century. The 2010-2011 earthquakes fundamentally disrupted the conventions by […]

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:21 p.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch: The Transitional City IV (updated 3rd edition) Price: $60 Please order direct from Project Freerange here This book is a collection of 183 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010.  It illustrates a city dealing with the tragic loss of people and the massive changes to its urban fabric that […]

RAD t-shirt

RAD t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:14 p.m. by GapFiller

RAD T-Shirt Price: $30 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Liv Worsnop Printed by Liminal with sustainable or organic materials. Liminal are serious about bettering the lives of their producers, so re-invest all profits back to the communities that create the products. Unisex

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Dance-O-Mat t-shirt

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller

Dance-O-Mat T-Shirt Price: $25 + p&p Design by ChCh artist Jen McBride Mens  Womens

Judgment: Tower Insurance v Skyward Aviation

Judgment: Tower Insurance v Skyward Aviation

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:16 p.m. by NZSupremeCourt

Supreme Court of New Zealand Te Kōti Mana Nui

Lynched - Monday 15th December 2014

Lynched - Monday 15th December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014 9:49 p.m. by ChrisLynch

University settles with insurers

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014 5:25 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Thank you Christchurch

Thank you Christchurch

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:17 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Monday, 15 December 2014 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

The opening event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be held in Christchurch on 12th Feburary 2015 at North Hagley Park. Check back here for all relevant transport and parking information for the event and subsequent games that …

Council to progress with flood mitigation work while it considers proposed and alternative options for Dudley Creek

Council to progress with flood mitigation work while it considers proposed and alternative options for Dudley Creek

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:12 a.m. by GovtCCC

Council to progress with flood mitigation work while it considers proposed and alternative options for Dudley Creek

Three more Central City transport projects approved

Three more Central City transport projects approved

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:11 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch’s Central City travel network is getting another boost, with three Central City transport projects given the go-ahead.

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Monday, 15 December 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?

Teens quake piece to have abbey debut

Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sitting in Westminster Abbey listening to his own composition being performed by a fellow Cantabrian will be the "most amazing experience" of 19-year-old Matthew Everingham's life.

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

The art of urban exploration

The art of urban exploration

Saturday, 13 December 2014 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

We can thank a small band of daredevil activists who speak as artists for showing us a sight we have not seen in years, a sight many never expected to see again - Christ Church Cathedral from the inside.

Jerky quake rattles Canterbury

'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.

Jerky quake wakes Cantabrians

'Jerky' quake wakes Cantabrians

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.�

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three men caught snapping photographs from the top floor of a central-city building subject to asbestos removal have been let off with a police warning.

CTV News - Duncan Gibbs

CTV News - Duncan Gibbs

Friday, 12 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Chief Executives update - 12 December 2014

Chief Executive's update - 12 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014 3:14 p.m. by GovtCera

Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, gives a monthly update on CERA's work to lead the recovery.

EQC and Christchurch City Council agree social housing settlement

EQC and Christchurch City Council agree social housing settlement

Friday, 12 December 2014 1:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CBD – Available Routes Map12th December – 17th December

CBD – Available Routes Map12th December – 17th December

Friday, 12 December 2014 1:30 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

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 (December 2014)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 (December 2014)

Friday, 12 December 2014 1:01 p.m. by GovtCera

Issue 39 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 12 December 2014.

Keeping on top of workflow

Keeping on top of workflow

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The historic McKenzie and Willis building façade in Christchurch, which sits in the Innovation Precinct, will be saved in a deal brokered with local property investor Richard Peebles.

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:21 p.m. by PRNews

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building in Innovation Precinct

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:18 p.m. by GovtDBH

Next phase of Lyttelton Port recovery underway

Next phase of Lyttelton Port recovery underway

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:17 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury has confirmed that it has received the information it needs to proceed with developing a recovery plan for Lyttelton Port.

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Retro Sports Facility activator!

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:18 a.m. by GapFiller

We’re looking for someone to help us activate our Retro Sports Facility project across January – March next year. 

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 12th

ROAD WORKS: Central City Update from December 12th

Friday, 12 December 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Central City overview from Friday December 12th  Road users are advised that road works and rebuild activity may cause delays within the central city. We advise road users to expect delays in peak hours. We recommend using Durham Street or Fitzgerald Ave for …

CTV News - Gillette Cup Cricket

CTV News - Gillette Cup Cricket

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Innovation Precinct

CTV News - Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - My Milk

CTV News - My Milk

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Thursday 11th December 2014

CTV News - Thursday 11th December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

More central city parking for Christmas

More central city parking for Christmas

Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

People heading into the central city to shop and celebrate the festive season will find it easier to get a park, with nearly 400 new car parks available in the lead up to Christmas.

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

ROAD WORKS: Hospital Corner NIGHT WORKS Sunday – Friday

Thursday, 11 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that the current work being undertaken at Hospital Corner will now take place at night from 7pm – 6am Sunday 14th December until Friday 19th December. This is to reduce the impact on traffic congestion while work by the …

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14  December

EVENT: Rangiora Christmas Parade – Sunday 14 December

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following roads will be closed for the Rangiora Christmas Parade on Sunday 14 December.  Church St from George St to High St – 1pm to 4pm High St from Church St to Victoria St – 1pm to 3.30pm Victoria …

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

EVENT – New Brighton Christmas Parade – Saturday 13th

Thursday, 11 December 2014 2:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

The following road closures will be in place from 7am until 1pm for the New Brighton Christmas Parade on Saturday 13th December. Hawke St from Shaw Ave to Marine Parade; Seaview Rd from Hardy St to Marine Pde; (includes Brighton Mall) Shaw …

Amendments released on central city noise standards and South Frame planning framework

Amendments released on central city noise standards and South Frame planning framework

Thursday, 11 December 2014 1:11 p.m. by GovtCera

Amendments to both noise standards and the South Frame planning framework have been made to allow for the continuing development of a central city that is vibrant and liveable, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - the South Frame

Public Notice: Amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - the South Frame

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (the Recovery Plan) to facilitate the development of the South Frame, including the Health and Innovation Precincts.

Public Notice: Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions Amendment Commencement Notice

Public Notice: Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions Amendment Commencement Notice

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by GovtCera

Pursuant to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery gives the following notice: