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Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Friday, 28 April 2017 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bright wildflowers and a loving sign used to mark the site where Natasha Hadfield died.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Linwood Village - A place of opportunity

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Thursday, 27 April 2017 5:33 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street today? This is worth seeing!  The council planted “Pin Oaks,” if my memory is correct, in 1995-96???  They have become huge – over 15 meters high, they obscure the frontages, are messy, untrimmed and …

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Who is who on the Organising Group (April 2017) 

Settlement agreement valid

Settlement agreement valid

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 4:38 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Annex Devleopments Ltd v IAG New Zealand Ltd & anor [2017] NZHC 706 a property owner, Annex, asked the Court to set aside a settlement agreement it entered into in February 2012 for settlement of a commercial building claim on the ground that it and IAG had made a mistake about the extent of the insurance cover.  Annex settled the claim(s) for $9,430,000.  IAG had previously made progress payments for emergency repairs and lost rent of $229,746.35.  Annex said that it ought to have receiv ...

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street? 

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High rents, road works, more competition and a lack of patrons are adding up to a heap of financial trouble for a growing number of Christchurch hospitality outlets.

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

One of the challenges for architects – working within the constrained budgets that post-quake Christchurch frequently presents – is to create safe, functional buildings that also include some architecture. Where do you prioritise modest finances to achieve an enlightened architectural solution?

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch businesses and non-profit groups want to hang onto a funding lifeline from ratepayers until the city centre gets back on its feet.

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

Monday, 24 April 2017 4:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Visible signs of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

'Visible signs' of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents eager to see the declining Linwood Village redeveloped detest "visible signs" of homelessness and substance abuse around the former shopping area.

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

Friday, 21 April 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major Japanese hotel and tourism group has bought land in Cathedral Square for just over $7 million to build a big hotel.

Johnny Moore: Going White Elephant hunting in Christchurch

Johnny Moore: Going White Elephant hunting in Christchurch

Friday, 21 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: We live in a world of clickbait – divided into opposing groups by a headline and left to fight it out in the comment section.

Stoddart Cottage reopens

Stoddart Cottage reopens

Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:01 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Diamond Harbour’s historic Stoddart Cottage – birthplace of one of New Zealand’s foremost painters – reopened yesterday to the public after extensive earthquake repairs and restoration.

“Stoddart Cottage is a small building with a big story to tell,” says Andrew Turner, Banks Peninsula Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

“It’s the birthplace and family home of Margaret Stoddart, one of New Zealand’s first professional ...

Call to make room for small businesses to return to central Christchurch

Call to make room for small businesses to return to central Christchurch

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch business leaders are calling for the central city to find room for the little businesses priced out by the rebuild.

Gerry Brownlee and Lianne Dalziel air concerns over Regenerate Christchurchs work plan

Gerry Brownlee and Lianne Dalziel air concerns over Regenerate Christchurch's work plan

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lianne Dalziel and Gerry Brownlee have written to the agency fixing Christchurch's red zone to express a lack of confidence in its work programme.

Christ Church Cathedral survey misleading, says restoration campaigner

Christ Church Cathedral survey 'misleading', says restoration campaigner

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Anglican survey on restoration options for Christ Church Cathedral is "misleading" and a "delaying tactic", says heritage campaigner Mark Belton.

Work starts on Christchurch red zone walk-run-bike trail

Work starts on Christchurch red zone walk-run-bike trail

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work building a riverside walking, running and cycling trail through the Christchurch red zone has begun.

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building promising

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building 'promising'

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury University structural timber engineer Dr Minghao Li wants to find cheaper ways to build earthquake-resistant buildings.

Christchurch City Council faces ratepayer blowback on pedestrian-friendly city and loss-making pools

Christchurch City Council faces ratepayer blowback on pedestrian-friendly city and loss-making pools

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

I'm always in awe of how a grassroots uprising or well-honed backlash can force bureaucracy's hand to think again and change course.

Study into lateral spreading earthquake cracks launched

Study into 'lateral spreading' earthquake cracks launched

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Researchers from the University of Canterbury want to talk to people who remember seeing large, long cracks running parallel to the Avon River or Courtenay Stream following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Failure to fix home sewer pipes concerns Christchurch City Council

Failure to fix home sewer pipes concerns Christchurch City Council

Sunday, 16 April 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is concerned work to replace 600km of earthquake-damaged sewer mains could be undermined by homeowners failing to fix pipes on their properties.

$80m project brings an end to end 21-year career at Christs College

$80m project brings an end to end 21-year career at Christ's College

Sunday, 16 April 2017 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Colin Sweetman was not prepared to say goodbye to his school before signing off the biggest project of his tenure.

Editorial: Call for red zone boldness vital but lets not wait another six years

Editorial: Call for red zone boldness vital but let's not wait another six years

Saturday, 15 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Cantabrians who have a big idea for the future shape of the residential red zone, but who have not yet put in a submission, better get cracking. Submissions close on Monday, April 24.

Call to secure future of Christchurchs red-zoned Avon River corridor

Call to secure future of Christchurch's red-zoned Avon River corridor

Friday, 14 April 2017 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch must ensure ideas for the red-zoned Avon River corridor survive beyond their planning period, says a network promoting a park for the area.

Christchurchs Sydenham Heritage Church rubble slowly being cleared

Christchurch's Sydenham Heritage Church rubble slowly being cleared

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A central Christchurch rubble pile almost as well-known as the church that once stood on the site is set to be cleared.

Gerry Brownlee threatens to halt government funding for central Christchurch roading projects

Gerry Brownlee threatens to halt government funding for central Christchurch roading projects

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has waded into Christchurch's inner city roading row, threatening to cut funding if the plan isn't changed.

Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:11 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

New transitional trail to open along Avon River

New transitional trail to open along Avon River

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 4:09 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

An exciting 12 kilometre transitional trail along the banks of the Ōtākaro/Avon River will open in stages from spring. Work to prepare the Avon Trail started last week and Cantabrians will be walking, running or cycling sections of the trail from Barbadoes Street to Pages Road in New Brighton from later this year.

Three more Cera staff under investigation over conflict of interest allegations

Three more Cera staff under investigation over conflict of interest allegations

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Three more staff from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) are being investigated for alleged conflicts of interest, MPs have learned.

Editorial: We have been let down

Editorial: We have been let down

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: New Zealanders rightly have a high expectation of our public servants. We expect them to serve our interests and not their own. We pay them, through our taxes, to do so.

ANZ staff return to Christchurch CBD

ANZ staff return to Christchurch CBD

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:06 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Meet Richard Harcourt from SplitN2 Who are you and what do you do? Long story but in a nutshell I love tech stuff and making stuff in my mancave. My small business www.splitn2.com is growing into CNC services and sales and hence I was keen to test myself on this project. What was your involvement in the […]

High Court judge excuses himself from earthquake insurance decision

High Court judge excuses himself from earthquake insurance decision

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

A High Court judge has excused himself from a Christchurch earthquake insurance case because of similarities to his own claim.

Four investigations into former Cera staff over private property company

Four investigations into former Cera staff over private property company

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 7:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Otakaro cleared two employees of potential conflicts of interest last year before a second review, prompted by a investigation, flagged "activities of concern".

500 new office workers another big boost for central Christchurch retail precinct

500 new office workers another big boost for central Christchurch retail precinct

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A central Christchurch retail precinct gets another boost this week as 500 office workers move in.

Anglicans to build new church in Merivale, Christchurch

Anglicans to build new church in Merivale, Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

A pair of Christchurch parishes have come together to build a new church.

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 8:26 a.m. by EQCFix

Erin Brockovich is in Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants on her first visit to New Zealand.

Mike Yardley: Free swims, more pools will keep Christchurch drowning in debt

Mike Yardley: Free swims, more pools will keep Christchurch drowning in debt

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

"Free Swims." It's the cute and cuddly poster-child for the Christchurch City Council's draft annual plan process, designed to soften the blow and distract the mind from another rampant rates rise, tracking at nearly four times the rate of inflation.

Secondary school relocation boosts real-estate market in Christchurchs north east

Secondary school relocation boosts real-estate market in Christchurch's north east

Monday, 10 April 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new secondary schools are already boosting real estate sales in Christchurch's northeast, two years before doors open.

Fendaltons St Barnabas Church back in action

Fendalton's St Barnabas Church back in action

Monday, 10 April 2017 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

The safety fences are down from in front of St Barnabas Church in Fendalton after six years.

Supply of land for housing a huge advantage for Christchurch

Supply of land for housing a 'huge advantage' for Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Greater Christchurch has double the amount of space needed for new housing for the next decade, a new report says.

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurchs parking nightmare

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurch's parking nightmare

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of workers filling up new central city office buildings are set to worsen Christchurch's parking nightmare.

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Scientists have revealed incredible new insights into the 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake - including the most violent ground shaking ever recorded in New Zealand.Readings taken at the North Canterbury town of Waiau during the November...

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino workers medical bills

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino worker's medical bills

Sunday, 9 April 2017 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company has forked out thousands of dollars to help Filipino workers who have no health insurance and are not eligible under the public health system.

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Sunday, 9 April 2017 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two of Christchurch's temporary accommodation villages will close in June.