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April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting! “The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.” The funny bit is that never actually …

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice'

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice - Paul Zaanen

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice' - Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Is the vision of Highfield Park over?

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of the historical Odeon Theatre may be saved when the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority demolishes it.

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.

CTV News Story - RSA Opens

CTV News Story - RSA Opens

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Bridge

CTV News Story - Bridge

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Cardboard City

CTV News Story - Cardboard City

Friday, 27 March 2015 6:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

Save Redcliffs School

Save Redcliffs School

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs school submissions

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch continues to grow at an amazing rate, with a string of commercial property projects suddenly jumping off the drawing board.

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

ROADWORKS: Madras Street reduced lanes – DELAYS

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that repairs on the water main will commence on Monday 30 March between Gloucester Street and Armagh Street. Reduced lanes on Madras Streets – delays expected in peak times. No access for eastbound traffic onto Gloucester …

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

ROADWORKS: Manchester Street one-way Southbound from Monday 30 March

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:59 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that Manchester Street between Cashel and Lichfield Street will be southbound for approximately two weeks while storm water repairs take place. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Lichfield – Madras – Cashel Streets. We recommend using …

Dangerous phase looms for rebuild

'Dangerous phase looms for rebuild'

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects that are coming on stream.

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

Friday, 27 March 2015 2:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on a new bridge over Curletts Rd linking Wigram Rd to Brimingham Dr via Magdala Pl.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Partial retention of Odeon Theatre being explored

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:44 a.m. by GovtCera

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure.

EQC billing for excess payments

EQC billing for excess payments

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake-hit Canterbury homeowners will soon start receiving a bill for excess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

CTV News - 26th March 2015

CTV News - 26th March 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:44 p.m. by martinluff

All are invited to a very special announcement event at which you can Discover a local project which plays a leading role in a global initiative… and - warm and dry, safe and strong, health, sustainable

Council outlines plans to investigate flood mitigation bypass options for Dudley Creek

Council outlines plans to investigate flood mitigation bypass options for Dudley Creek

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:24 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today received and approved a report from staff detailing plans to investigate two bypass options for the lower reaches of Dudley Creek that will provide flood remediation for the most vulnerable areas in the Dudley Creek / Flockton area.

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.

EQC to recover CHRP excess from mid-April

EQC to recover CHRP excess from mid-April

Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:02 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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.

CTV News 25 March 2015

CTV News 25 March 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:43 a.m. by MediaCTV

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 …

CTV victims father welcomes litigation

CTV victim's father welcomes litigation

Thursday, 26 March 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the men who brought a complaint against Alan Reay over his role in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building design is overjoyed the languishing action may finally be heard.

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.

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:17 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Public submissions are now being invited on the Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

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.

CTV News - 25th March 2015

CTV News - 25th March 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 7:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Mayor In the Chair

CTV News Story - Mayor In the Chair

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Sarah Ulmer

CTV News Story - Sarah Ulmer

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV building: Families welcome judicial review

CTV building: Families welcome judicial review

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 4:34 p.m. by MediaHerald

Families who lost loved ones in the Canterbury Television building collapse have welcomed moves by the Government to seek a judicial review into the failure of New Zealand's professional engineering body to complete an investigation...

Friday Night Food Trucks trial ends

Friday Night Food Trucks trial ends

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 3:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

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.

Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:42 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

By Paul Zaanen

Public invited to Victoria Square events

Public invited to Victoria Square events

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Sound Garden Re-Launch

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09 p.m. by GapFiller

Make a commotion at the Sound Garden opening tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm.  The instruments have been finely re-tuned and are ready to make some noise!   Pandemonium (amazing percussionists) and Rising Voices (youth slam poets) will be jamming together, then it’s over to you maestros.  See you 5pm Thursday! Thanks to all the hard work […]

Sound Garden is back with a bang!

Sound Garden is back with a bang!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09 p.m. by GapFiller

  Sound Garden is back!   Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler’s Sound Garden project has re-opened after a three-month hiatus. The garden, which features plantings, seating and musical instruments made from recycled materials and junk, was previously located on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets. It was relocated last November to make way […]

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.

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:00 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

The University of Canterbury has today announced a key partnership with the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).

What’s on this week!

What’s on this week!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:07 a.m. by GapFiller

:)

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. …

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability From VISION to ACTION with Katja Brundiers When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St Katja is visiting Christchurch to …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …