Our Progress

Announcements and updates on the progress implementing the Recovery Plan.
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  • The Government is continuing to back the recovery of central Christchurch, with about 350 public servants to relocate into a major new development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and State Services Minister Paula Bennett have announced.

  • A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

  • Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of more than a year's worth of cleaning and rehabilitation of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

  • 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.

  • Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming the opportunity to speak directly with Christchurch residents about their thoughts on the future of Victoria Square.

  • Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says hundreds of people have given their opinion on the six short-listed Canterbury Earthquake Memorial designs and the public have until Sunday 15 March to provide further feedback.

  • Work on the Margaret Mahy Family Playground is about to step up a notch as the next stage of construction goes out to tender today.

  • Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the public will get a chance to have its say on the future of Victoria Square, part of the Te Papa Otakaro/Avon River Precinct.

  • An interim appointment has today been made to replace outgoing Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

  • Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input today.