Our Progress

Announcements and updates on the progress implementing the Recovery Plan.
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  • Construction will begin next week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

  • Threatened native species such as longfin eels, inanga whitebait and bluegill bullies are already flourishing in new habitats created for them along the Avon River less than four months after the first stage of work to revitalise the river was completed.

  • Christchurch's largest continuous concrete pour since the earthquakes will start tomorrow morning.

  • Christchurch's evolving Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will be showcased in free guided walks to celebrate World Rivers Day.

  • The calibre of submissions for the design of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been outstanding, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

  • A 10m-high climbing tower, double flying fox and a 4m-wide slide will be features of a new inner city family playground in Christchurch unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.

  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has joined Prime Minister John Key in announcing the selection of the preferred developers and operators for Christchurch's new Convention Centre Precinct.

  • The public is being invited to have its say on the vision for inner city living in Christchurch.

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

    Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee made the announcement today, alongside Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Kaiwhakahaere for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Tā Mark Solomon.

  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the notion of a donut effect in the Christchurch CBD – with new developments on the fringes but few buildings in the centre – is being rapidly dispelled.

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