Latest update 10/08/2017

Main works underway for Christchurch Convention Centre

August 2017
The Government has awarded a $240 million contract to complete the design and construction of Christchurch Convention Centre.

Latest update 03/08/2017

Avonside Girls create Whāriki artworks

July 2017
Avonside Girls' High School recently learnt about Nga whāriki manaaki, the mats of welcome along the Avon River. Students created their own artworks to express their school story.

Latest update 13/07/2017

CBD Rediscovery Walking Tour

Saturday 5 August 2017 9am, 11am or 1pm.
There are new places to discover in the CBD, come and see exactly what’s happening and what is still to come. Book by calling on 3576300 or email reception@otakaroltd.co.nz

Latest update 26/06/2017

South Frame home to NZ’s first ‘Raining Poetry’

June 2017
When completed the South Frame will be an exciting and dynamic area spanning seven city blocks — its pavements and laneways bustling with markets, events, entertainment and dining.

Latest update 09/06/2017

Next section of Avon River Precinct works starting soon

June 2017
Work on the next stage of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will begin on 12 June along the section of Oxford Terrace between Hereford and Worcester Streets.

Latest update 08/06/2017

Take a virtual tour of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

June 2017
Anyone who has not yet visited the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial can now do so online with Google Street View.

Latest update 19/05/2017

Convention Centre Urban Design and Landscaping

May 2017
Outline plan for urban design and landscaping around the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Latest update 04/05/2017

Take a walk around the new central city

When you want to look at the exciting developments in the central city, it can be difficult to know where to start. There is a new map you can download now to give you some ideas.

Latest update 28/04/2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration FAQs

April 2017
Answers to some common questions about the Victoria Square restoration.

Latest update 19/04/2017

Start of construction of East Frame homes rounds out first year for Ōtākaro Limited

April 2017
Construction beginning on the East Frame Residential Anchor Project means there is physical work happening on all committed Crown-led projects in Central Christchurch.

Latest update 11/04/2017

Statement from Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley the State Services Commission CERA Inquiry report

11 April 2017
Ōtākaro has fully cooperated with the State Services Commission in respect of the State Services Commission’s independent investigation into the management of conflicts of interest at CERA.

Latest update 05/04/2017

Christchurch Convention Centre design inspired by South Island landscape

April 2017
Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Convention Centre which show how it will enhance the heart of the city.

Latest update 24/03/2017

Developer for 224 Cashel Street wanted

March 2017
Ōtākaro Limited wants to hear from parties with the experience, finances and vision to purchase and redevelop the building at 224 Cashel Street, Christchurch (former IRD building).

Latest update 09/03/2017

First stage of Durham Street back to two lanes

March 2017
Durham Street between Kilmore Street and Worcester Boulevard has today returned to two lanes with the bulk of the road works on this portion of the An Accessible Project now complete.

Latest update 03/03/2017

Watch - Ōtākaro Limited - Traffic Projects

March 2017
Ōtākaro is doing a lot of work that affects people using the roads in the central city. Here are answers to some of the questions Ōtākaro often gets asked about roadworks.

Latest update 28/02/2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration underway

February 2017
More than 150,000 new pavers will be laid in the square and many of the old ones will be reused in The Commons on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.

Latest update 27/02/2017

Next phase of earthworks on Convention Centre site underway

February 2017
The section of Gloucester Street running through the Convention Centre site will soon be removed as the next stage of earthworks gets underway.

Latest update 24/02/2017

Western end of St Asaph and Tuam Streets to be upgraded

February 2017
Work to upgrade the few remaining blocks of St Asaph Street, Tuam Street and Hagley Avenue will get underway on 27 February as part of An Accessible City.

Latest update 23/02/2017

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial unveiled

February 2017
The sixth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake is a significant moment for Cantabrians and all those affected by the devastating events of that day in 2011.

Latest update 17/02/2017

A Place to Remember

Sunday 19 Feb, TV1, 11:55am
Follow the selection and construction of the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial in this new documentary.

Latest update 15/02/2017

Pounamu placed at Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

February 2016
A significant kōhatu pounamu installation has been placed near the entrance to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

Latest update 08/02/2017

Opportunity to provide feedback

Upcoming changes to the traffic network
Some of the projects being delivered by Ōtākaro Limited involve changes to the traffic network. Information is now available on these changes.

Latest update 03/02/2017

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

February 2017
Horatio Street and the bulk of Balfour Terrace from Antigua Street will be permanently closed from Friday 10 February to allow work to continue on the Metro Sport Facility Site.

Latest update 01/02/2017

SSC to investigate allegations against former CERA employees

January 2017
Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley statement on State Services Commission investigation.

Latest update 24/01/2017

A Place to Remember to be dedicated next month

January 2017
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial that will be dedicated next month has been shaped by many whose lives were most profoundly impacted by the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

Latest update 21/12/2016

Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame

December 2016
Students aged between four and 15 from two Christchurch schools have designed a 130 metre mural to help bring to life the East Frame while construction of the public space is carried out.

Latest update 20/12/2016

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

December 2016
Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.

Latest update 19/12/2016

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site.

December 2016
Land remediation work is about to get underway on the Metro Sports Facility site. Ōtākaro Limited is preparing the 70,000m2 site ahead of main construction work beginning in winter 2017.

Latest update 08/12/2016

PGC Site Completed

December 2016
Landscaping work is now complete on the former site of the Pyne Gould Corporation building, creating a new green public space in the North Frame.

Latest update 06/12/2016

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

December 2016
Ōtākaro Limited has issued a Request for Proposal to design the North Frame Pedestrian Bridge in Christchurch’s central city.

Latest update 08/11/2016

Final inscribed panel placed on front of Memorial Wall

The title panel, which reads “Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial” gives people a sense of what the Memorial Wall will look like when it is dedicated for use on 22 February 2017.

Latest update 20/10/2016

Earthworks underway on Convention Centre Site

Substantial earthworks are now underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre site.

Latest update 18/10/2016

Early works begin for Metro Sports Facility

October 2016
Early works for the Metro Sports Facility will get underway this week with the site being prepared for construction.

Latest update 14/10/2016

First gathering space in Innovation Precinct complete

October 2016
The first public spaces in the Innovation Precinct and wider South Frame are now ready for use with Ōtākaro Limited having completed Vanguard Square, Nurseryman Lane, Poplar Street and Ash Street.

Latest update 11/10/2016

Work starting on East Frame public space

October 2016
This week Ōtākaro Limited begins work on what will be the third largest park in central Christchurch – the East Frame public space.

Latest update 07/10/2016

Work ramps up on Durham Street - expect delays

October 2016
Sections of Durham Street will be reduced to one lane between Kilmore and Tuam Streets from 17 October to April 2017 as part of the An Accessible City programme.

Latest update 01/10/2016

New Barbeque Area and Play Equipment for Margaret Mahy Family Playground

September 2016
The new community barbeque area at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for family use this weekend thanks to the generosity of ANZCO Foods.

Latest update 25/09/2016

Transforming Manchester Street

May 2016
Work gets underway this week on the Manchester Street transport project, which is part of An Accessible City – the transport Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Latest update 25/09/2016

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

June 2016
Christchurch’s new urban waterfront is beginning to take shape with the official opening of the first stage of The Terraces.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Piling Complete at Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

July 2016
A significant milestone on the construction of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been reached with piling work now completed.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Developed Design for Victoria Square Restoration Released

July 2016
The people of Christchurch can now see how Victoria Square will be restored with Ōtākaro Limited today releasing the developed design.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Ōtākaro Limited’s Senior Management Team Complete

July 2016
Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley is pleased to announce the Company’s senior management team is now complete.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Part of Gloucester Street to Close

July 2016
The section of Gloucester Street between Colombo Street and Oxford Terrace will be permanently closed from next Friday (5 August) to allow initial work to begin on the Christchurch Convention Centre.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

July 2016
With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Preliminary Design of Metro Sports Facility released

September 2016
Ōtākaro Limited and the Christchurch City Council have today released preliminary design images of the Metro Sports Facility.

Latest update 24/08/2016

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

August 2016
Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility.