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James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

Sunday, 20 April 2014 4:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of the Canterbury rebuild.Numbers that one can't really fathom - or verify - like $40 billion are thrown about...

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Saturday, 19 April 2014 3:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is under increasing pressure to declare an area of Christchurch a red zone because it floods frequently.

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

FLOODING – Road Closures 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

FLOODING – Road update 0950am

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update 0950am - Flood waters have receded in most areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures are still in place in some areas, where trees have fallen and flooding is slowly subsiding, particularly around local river side roads. Slips and …

Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1936pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 7:36 p.m. by Transport4chch

Flood waters are receding in areas and roads are being reopened. Road closures will be in place overnight in some areas, particularly low lying riverside areas.

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1630pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1702pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 1736pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Aylesford – NOW OPEN Bridle Path Road Canterbury Street Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Clarendon Tce (Opawa Road to Marshall Road.) …

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 15.17pm

Friday, 18 April 2014 3:18 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Archer Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street)

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

FLOODING – Signals out 11.27am

Friday, 18 April 2014 11:27 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised due to the weather that the traffic lights at these intersections are flashing yellow due to the weather.

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.31am

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Flockton Street (Warrington Street to Archer Street) Aylesford Street (Westminister St to Hills Rd) Carrick Street (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Thornton Streeet (Flockton Street to Aylesford Street) Harrison Street …

FLOODING – Road Closures 11.04am

FLOODING – Road Closures 11.04am

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:35 a.m. by Transport4chch

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Update: Council working across the city following overnight wet weather

Friday, 18 April 2014 8:40 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council and associated agencies are responding to the adverse weather overnight.

The Terrace development had paused before

The Terrace development had 'paused' before

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.39pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.39pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to  flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch. Aylesford Street Carrick Street Flockton Street Harrison Street Thornton Street

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

FLOODING – Road Closures 10.15pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch Featured Popular

Due to flooding these roads have been closed in Christchurch.

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.11am

FLOODING – Road Closures 8.11am

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:43 p.m. by Transport4chch

Governers Bay/Lyttleton Advisory – 7.30pm

Governers Bay/Lyttleton Advisory – 7.30pm

Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:31 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that roads in the Governors Bay and Lyttleton area have been affected by the heavy rain this evening. 

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 17th April 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Council coordinating staff and contractors ahead of forecast wet weather

Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

The Christchurch City Council is preparing to respond to a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from 2pm this afternoon through to 8am tomorrow morning, when it is expected to ease.

Ita causes rain warning

Ita causes rain warning

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council has issued a warning that rain, which started falling on Thursday afternoon, could cause some flooding around the city, in particular low lying areas like the Flockton Basin. Around 70mm is expected in the city overnight, but this is half of what will fall on the foothills. The rain is the […]

Weather ahead – what you need to know

Weather ahead – what you need to know

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:53 p.m. by Transport4chch

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) advises that the weather forecast shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from 2pm this afternoon through to 8am tomorrow morning, when it is expected to ease.

Easter and road works – what you need to know

Easter and road works – what you need to know

Thursday, 17 April 2014 1:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that most SCIRT work sites will close over the Easter weekend, but traffic management will remain in place around sites and equipment. 

“Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget” back in cinemas

“Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget” back in cinemas

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Council’s plan for the provision of swimming pools

Council’s plan for the provision of swimming pools

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:31 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee yesterday, Tuesday 15 April 2014, received a draft review of the Aquatic Facilities Plan.

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Community Committee supports a co-ordinated approach to High Street

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Community Committee met yesterday Tuesday 15 April 2014.

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:53 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch and Kaiapoi residents will get to have a say about the future use of red zoned land.

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Colombo Street Bridge to reopen today – SCIRT

Colombo Street Bridge to reopen today – SCIRT

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:06 a.m. by Transport4chch

People exploring the central city over Easter have a new area to wander over soon to be free of safety fencing. The Colombo St bridge, near the Christchurch Town Hall, reopens to traffic on Thursday, 17 April. The bridge has been fully repaired …

The Terrace city development stalls

The Terrace city development stalls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.

CTV News   Wednesday 16 April

CTV News Wednesday 16 April

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th April 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers need to better recognise and respond to the stress many of their Canterbury customers are under, a disaster recovery psychologist says.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Christchurch Housing Accord announced

Christchurch Housing Accord announced

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

The acute shortage of affordable housing in Christchurch will only be solved by the Christchurch City Council and the Government working together, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Christchurch housing gets $125m boost

Christchurch housing gets $125m boost

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Housing Minister Nick Smith today signed a 'Housing Accord' to fund a new housing entity.

Entry to Montreal Street at Brougham Street – NOW OPEN

Entry to Montreal Street at Brougham Street – NOW OPEN

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:20 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Road users are advised that entry into Montreal Street off Brougham Street has been restored as work is now completed.

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

The number of Government inspections will be ramping up between now and the end of the year due to safety concerns in the Christchurch demolition industry. 

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:58 p.m. by PRNews

We are excited to announce a wider call for tenants for the Exchange Christchurch (XCHC):

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:24 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Rabobank

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes.

CTV News Tuesday 15 April

CTV News Tuesday 15 April

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Update on settling land claims

Update on settling land claims

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:03 p.m. by GovtEQC