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More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants on Christchurch's new The Terrace hospitality strip will open next year, dashing hopes of a pre-Christmas launch.

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eerie world inside one of Christchurch's most famous earthquake-ravaged buildings is showcased in new video footage from the Christ Church Cathedral.

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Just when we dared hope that the future of Christ Church Cathedral had been settled, we find that might not be the case. A thousand submissions to the Christchurch City Council has suggested that most people don't want ratepayer funds to go towards the restoration project.

Under insurance & Replacement Value- Myall v Tower Insurance

Under insurance & Replacement Value- Myall v Tower Insurance

Monday, 11 December 2017 12:28 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Myall v Tower Insurance Ltd [2017] NZCA 561 the Court of Appeal considered an appeal about the full replacement cost of “Riverlaw” mansion payable by Tower.  The calculation of the cost was complicated by the insured area being 650m2 when the actual area was 799m2.  The judgment exemplifies the need to call appropriate evidence at a trial court.  Mr Myall appears to have been prejudiced by the choice of witnesses made in the High Court.  The Court of Appeal decided the High Court ...

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Sunday, 10 December 2017 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is less trustworthy than the Afghan Taliban, says a former United Nations worker who negotiated with the militant regime and is now locked in an insurance battle in Christchurch.

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Sunday, 10 December 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Family and friends of Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse victims say they owe it to their lost loved ones to keep asking for justice and accountability over the tragedy.

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the luckiest man

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the 'luckiest man'

Saturday, 9 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

To Afghan refugee Ali Mohammad Haidari, New Zealand is the lucky country which opened its doors to him and his family during their darkest hour. Now he considers himself to be the "luckiest" man.

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be almost another year before plans for Christchurch's riverside red-zoned land are ready for approval.

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake repairs to New Brighton Pier are nearing completion.

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Thursday, 7 December 2017 4:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may need a Crown bailout as its funds have been exhausted by the November 2016 earthquake.

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Thursday, 7 December 2017 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public have three days to have their say on a piece of urgent legislation designed to fast-track the rebuild of the Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch.

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Thursday, 7 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The new government is right to be worried about regional development. And new ChristchurchNZ chief executive Joanna Norris is right to be of Christchurch.

Government support essential to complete Christchurchs rebuild at pace

Government support essential to complete Christchurch's rebuild at pace

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's signalled commitment to faster, concrete progress for the ongoing rebuild is good news for Christchurch and its residents.

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been warned – finish Christchurch's anchor projects "with pace" or the city will suffer.

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Monday, 4 December 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Urgent legislation to get the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild under way will be introduced to Parliament this week, the Government has confirmed.

Eight giant spray cans provide street art canvas in Christchurch

Eight giant spray cans provide street art canvas in Christchurch

Sunday, 3 December 2017 11:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Eight giant spray cans have taken up residency in central Christchurch as part of a plan to attract young people to the city centre.

OVTRK Update December 2017

OVTRK Update December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017 3:13 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

HAPPY HOLYDAYS everyone! Following the election the OVTRK Organising Group and the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) committee have now finalised our Working Agreement. This is part of the OVTRK commitment to creating meaningful communication conduits for Third Sector voices so that they shall be heard in deliberations on Strategy and Policy in Greater Christchurch. The recent

New five-star hotel planned for Christchurch convention centre site

New five-star hotel planned for Christchurch convention centre site

Friday, 1 December 2017 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A five-star hotel is planned for Christchurch's new convention centre precinct.

What has Ōtākaro CEO Albert Brantley done for Christchurch lately?

What has Ōtākaro CEO Albert Brantley done for Christchurch lately?

Friday, 1 December 2017 6:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

I know what it takes to earn a buck. But I reckon the value of a dollar probably varies depending on who you are and what you do.

Dead police workers husband slams no accountability for CTV building collapse

Dead police worker's husband slams 'no accountability' for CTV building collapse

Thursday, 30 November 2017 7:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The husband of a police staff member who died in the CTV Building in the Christchurch earthquake has spoken out against a police decision not to prosecute anyone for the disaster.Geoff Brien, whose wife Pam Brien worked for the...

Police decision on CTV collapse: Families wont give up

Police decision on CTV collapse: Families 'won't give up'

Thursday, 30 November 2017 1:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

Families of people who died in the collapsed CTV Building in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake say they will not give up despite a police decision not to prosecute anyone for manslaughter.Mary Anne Jackson, a receptionist in the...

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Thursday, 30 November 2017 9:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

High Street News Flash: I have been told by a contractor that the street in front of the Duncan’s Buildings will be opened on Monday, one way.  I have had no notification of this from the CCC but I would …

Lets get behind a vision of Christchurch as a coastal city

Let's get behind a vision of Christchurch as a coastal city

Thursday, 30 November 2017 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The "rebuild" is a term sadly lacking in imagination for the process that Christchurch has been enduring for the last several years.

Cafes, bars, apartments, offices and a gallery planned for central Christchurchs south frame

Cafes, bars, apartments, offices and a gallery planned for central Christchurch's south frame

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private developers are moving into Christchurch's south frame with plans for cafes, bars, a gallery, offices and apartments.

Science Alive to sell historic Christchurch Magistrates Court

Science Alive to sell historic Christchurch Magistrates Court

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Downsizing its redevelopment plans means Christchurch's Science Alive trust is advertising the Magistrates Court in the central city for sale or lease.

Facades to be checked for earthquake risk

Facades to be checked for earthquake risk

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two prominent buildings in Blenheim are being checked by engineers to see if their masonry facades are an earthquake risk.

Croissant or the Court? Library expert to make Christchurch performing arts precinct call

Croissant or the Court? Library expert to make Christchurch performing arts precinct call

Monday, 27 November 2017 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A libraries expert has been appointed to make a fresh call on the future of Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

New Christ Church Cathedral spire could be modern, clean-up coming - restoration boss

New Christ Church Cathedral spire could be modern, clean-up coming - restoration boss

Monday, 27 November 2017 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man leading the $104 million Christ Church Cathedral restoration wants to evict the pigeons and clear up the site by the new year. 

Speaking for the first time since the Government appointed him to the project last week, Peter Guthrey also suggested the earthquake-damaged building's fallen spire could be rebuilt in a modern style, although a decision on this would be made in "some time" by a board.

Participating in bike event pays off for family

Participating in bike event pays off for family

Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Visiting all the participating businesses on the Biketoker Passport paid off for one family, with Mum winning a Bailies Voucher and her son winning a Tannery Voucher, which he graciously shared with his sister. Marie Hudson pictured here receiving her …

Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets

Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets

Saturday, 25 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The immovable deadline of the 1974 Commonwealth Games kept progress on track when Christchurch's QEII Park pool and stadium was built.

Leighs Cockram, Ōtākaro at loggerheads over lead up to metro sports agreement breakdown

Leighs Cockram, Ōtākaro at loggerheads over lead up to metro sports agreement breakdown

Friday, 24 November 2017 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Leighs Cockram and Crown-owned rebuild firm Ōtākaro appear to be at loggerheads over what killed the deal to complete Christchurch's stalled $300 million metro sports facility.

The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

Friday, 24 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Aftershocks in Christchurch had only just stopped when developer Philip Carter began making plans for a substantial new commercial anchor project in the heart of the quake-damaged city. It was a big dream that grew even bigger, culminating in the Crossing development in the heart of the city.

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The delay to the Metro Sports Facility is yet another body blow to the rebuild of Christchurch, and this one will be felt widely.

Sport Canterbury could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to metro sports facility delay

Sport Canterbury could lose 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' due to metro sports facility delay

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sport Canterbury could miss out on "hundreds of thousands of dollars" due to the latest delay in the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility.

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The budget for Science Alive's new Christchurch home has been slashed from $25 million to about $5m and the floor space cut by two thirds.

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Moves to consider combining facilities at central Christchurch's two planned sporting venues have found favour.

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Access and parking around Christchurch Hospital are about to get even worse.

Symbolic twisty bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Symbolic 'twisty' bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 3:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-twisted bridge could become part of a new mini golf course in central Christchurch, but some residents say the move is disrespectful.

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:55 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Len Lye Biography – PDF Link  

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:54 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street. The Watson’s frontage has been purchased by Shaun Stockman.  An Excellent outcome for the street as he is a very proactive landowner, who has a flare with heritage buildings.  (Although, as you know, I …

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Considerable issues" with Christchurch's delayed multimillion-dollar metro sports facility became clear nearly four months ago, Ōtākaro has revealed.

Christchurchs long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Christchurch's long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities.

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone stayers are being asked if they want to remain in their earthquake-shattered suburbs as officials draw up plans for the future of the area.

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $75 million budget blowout over Christchurch's delayed $300m Metro Sports Centre has seen the new Government axe a deal with a preferred contractor.

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Monday, 20 November 2017 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new owners of Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building said last year they needed two things to save it – a council grant and the right tenants.

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 17 November 2017 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new regeneration minister wants greater transparency from rebuild agencies.

A Shaky Reminder to ‘Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget.’

A Shaky Reminder to ‘Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget.’

Friday, 17 November 2017 4:42 p.m. by GovtEQC

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central city landowner and property investor Peter Guthrey is being considered to lead the $104 million restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurchs Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Christchurch's Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

After almost seven years and a $2.8 million repair, the historic Sign of Takahe is still closed to the public and will remain that way throughout the summer.

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but most important stage to come

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but 'most important stage' to come

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ecological restoration, water facilities and eco-sanctuaries are proving the most popular ideas for Christchurch's residential red zone.

AyoAyo!

AyoAyo!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller

Awards for sophisticated, painstaking work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Awards for 'sophisticated, painstaking' work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $290 million restoration of the Christchurch Arts Centre has won two major heritage awards.

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Monday, 13 November 2017 1:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rehua marae is hosting carols at the pā again this year on December 1, from 5-8pm at 79 Springfield Rd. Take a picnic, a blanket, the whanau and enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year in St Albans.

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Monday, 13 November 2017 12:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and …

Christchurchs new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Christchurch's new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Saturday, 11 November 2017 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Russley Rd arches got an overwhelmingly positive response from the public during an open day on Saturday.

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Friday, 10 November 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A contractor dumped from the construction of Christchurch Hospital's acute services building owes creditors more than $700,000.