Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Iconic hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, takes off from Christchurch
New Zealand’s premier hill cycling event, Coffee Culture Le Race, is scheduled to take off at 8am on Saturday 23 March, starting in Christchurch and crossing the finishing line in Akaroa.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Crown and Christchurch City Council agree to special three year plan
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker have announced a joint accord deferring the Christchurch City Council’s Long Term Plan until 2015 to allow an earthquake recovery cost-sharing method to be mutually agreed.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Joint initiative for Te Roto o Wairewa / Lake Forsyth
In a first between the Christchurch City Council and Ngāi Tahu, a joint consent application will be lodged to continue the opening of Te Roto o Wairewa / Lake Forsyth to restore the lake’s water quality and fishery and to avoid flooding.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Women's Open tees off tomorrow
The country’s premier women’s golf tournament tees off in Christchurch tomorrow, with a star-studded line up competing for top spot.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Christchurch City Council appreciates High Court ruling
Christchurch City Council appreciates the clarification yesterday’s High Court ruling has brought to the Council’s Earthquake-prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Over 200 submissions on Hagley Oval cricket redevelopment
Submissions on Canterbury Cricket’s resource consent application to establish an International Cricket Venue on Hagley Oval closed today (4 February), with a preliminary figure of 239 received.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Residents asked to watch water use
A string of hot days this week has seen water demand remain high, putting pressure on the city’s water supply.
Commemoration event for the second anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake
Planning is underway by Christchurch City Council for a Civic Memorial Service to commemorate the second anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.
Leading Canterbury artists to showcase new works at NG Space
Thursday, 31 January 2013
ASB Classical Sparks returns
A staple of the Christchurch summer, ASB Classical Sparks has perfected the synthesis of music and light and has been entertaining families for many years.
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Local Alcohol Policy takes further step forward
The timeline for developing a Christchurch specific Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) will be decided at the full Council meeting on 14 February, following a Planning Committee workshop outlining background work on the policy today.
Jurassic tree planting launches Botanic Gardens 150th anniversary
One of the world’s oldest and rarest trees is being planted today to launch Christchurch Botanic Gardens’ 150th anniversary.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Gallery's Bulletin magazine now free to iPad users
A new and exciting platform for Christchurch Art Gallery’s highly respected Bulletin magazine is now available for free to iPad users for the first time.
Council City Housing Units to close
Christchurch City Council is today closing 31 units in three social housing complexes across the city and staff will be working closely with residents to identify alternative homes for them.
Wide international interest in Breathe- new urban village design competition
Nearly sixty entries have been received for the international competition to design and build a new place for living in Christchurch’s Central City.
Water supply restored to Sumner/Redcliffs
The supply of water to Sumner and Redcliffs has been restored after a temporary loss of service this morning (Tuesday 29 January).
Monday, 28 January 2013
Draft Ferry Road Master Plan released for public comment
Christchurch City Council today released the Draft Ferry Road Master Plan (Phase One) for public comment.
Don't be a fool with fire
With Canterbury’s warm dry weather contributing to a high fire risk, Christchurch City Council is urging residents to be careful not to take unnecessary risks.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Ellerslie veteran Ben Hoyle reveals garden details
Crowd favourite Ben Hoyle has revealed details around his highly anticipated garden being showcased at this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Celebrating our long serving staff
From teaching children to swim to caring for our parks and reserves -- long serving Council staff contribute to Christchurch in many ways.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Harewood Community Centre building closes
Christchurch City Council is today closing the Harewood Community Centre building after receiving the results of a Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) assessment.
Monday, 21 January 2013
South Brighton Community Centre demolition to begin
Demolition of the South Brighton Community Centre will begin today (Monday 21 January) and is expected to be completed early next month.
Entries to the Long Term Plan 2013-2022 photo competition close next week
Entries to the Christchurch City Council photographic competition - to find an image that will appear on the cover of the Council’s Long Term Plan - close on Friday 1 February 2013.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Ellerslie brings Weta Workshop to Christchurch
FIFA looks to Christchurch
A delegation from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) will be visiting Christchurch this weekend to discuss hosting rights for matches as part of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in 2015.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Discounted tickets to New Zealand's premier women's golfing tournament
Christchurch ratepayers should be on the look out for their next rates demand – especially if they are golfing enthusiasts.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Christchurch Mayor to help launch Great British Car Rally
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker, British Foreign Secretary Rt Hon William Hague and an entourage of British-manufactured cars will be on hand to launch the 2013 Great British Car Rally tomorrow (Wednesday 16 January).
Swim and enjoy all Akaroa has to offer
The State La Grande Swim, an ocean swimming event, takes place in Akaroa on Saturday 23 February 2013 and Christchurch residents are encouraged to go to Akaroa for the weekend, take time to enjoy the unique French-heritage community, the market, food and craft stalls.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Park trees inspire British trio to design second Ellerslie garden
Christchurch's magnificent grand old trees have inspired a trio of multi-award winning British designers to design a second conceptual garden for the 2013 Ellerslie International Flower Show.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Demolition of Sumner Library begins
Demolition of the earthquake-damaged Sumner Library is underway and is expected to be completed at the end of this month.