Natural Environment

The natural environment includes the air, water, land, biodiversity, and their ecosystems. A healthy natural environment allows a city and its people to thrive. Here is what we have to share.

Bus Interchange concrete pour

One of the first of Christchurch’s government-backed Anchor Projects to b...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and visi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions

After consideration of the written public comments the Minister finalised a...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Appendix 1: (Updated July 2013)

This Appendix details the changes to Christchurch City Council’s District...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Residential Chapter

Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Residential Chapter outlines how importa...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Summary

This document summarises the key components of the Christchurch Central Rec...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – Christchurch gets behind the plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and visi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – The Ngāi Tahu Connection

In this video Ngāi Tahu leaders and academics discuss the ongoing challeng...

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Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

This short video provides an insight into the design and location of the Ca...

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Earthquake Recovery Update Issue 2: August 2011

Published by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), this mont...

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Geotechnical assessment of Christchurch’s central city

Dr Jan Kupec, Geotechnical Advisor at CERA, gives some background on the Ch...

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Hi-Viz Ep. 1: Christchurch rocks

Hi-Viz is a fun-filled, factual, six part series about the Canterbury rebui...

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Bus Interchange concrete pour

One of the first of Christchurch’s government-backed Anchor Projects to be completed was the new Bus Interchange. Construction on the site was a positive sign of progress at a time when the central...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and vision for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. It included a spatial blueprint for the city which identified the locat...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions

After consideration of the written public comments the Minister finalised amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, including to the Noise and Entertainment Provisions section contained wi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Appendix 1: (Updated July 2013)

This Appendix details the changes to Christchurch City Council’s District Plan as required by the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.  

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Residential Chapter

Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Residential Chapter outlines how important inner city living is to the vitality and functioning of the central city and details the vision and objectives for its rec...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Summary

This document summarises the key components of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP), released in July 2012. The CCRP provided a framework for the rebuild of Christchurch’s central city, inc...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – Christchurch gets behind the plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and vision for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. It included a spatial blueprint for the city which identified the locat...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – The Ngāi Tahu Connection

In this video Ngāi Tahu leaders and academics discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities of weaving a cultural narrative throughout the Christchurch rebuild.

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Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

This short video provides an insight into the design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, due to be completed in February 2017. We meet its designer Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision...

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Earthquake Recovery Update Issue 2: August 2011

Published by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), this monthly newsletter provided information to Canterbury residents about all aspects of the recovery and the work of CERA. Issue 2 f...

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Geotechnical assessment of Christchurch’s central city

Dr Jan Kupec, Geotechnical Advisor at CERA, gives some background on the Christchurch earthquakes and the geotechnical conditions in the central city.

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Hi-Viz Ep. 1: Christchurch rocks

Hi-Viz is a fun-filled, factual, six part series about the Canterbury rebuild - for kids, by kids. Featuring hard-hitting interviews with the movers and shakers of post-earthquake Christchurch, Hi-Viz...

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We sat down with people who gained a lot of experience from working in recovery and together we identified five common themes. These themes help us understand the learning from the Canterbury recovery.

Themes