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Developers legal challenge symptom of available city space, expert says

Developers' legal challenge 'symptom' of available city space, expert says

Friday, 24 June 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city blueprint is "in tatters", a property expert says, as a legal dispute between powerful developers and businessmen erupts.

Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive. This was because Otakaro wanted to operate more as a company and have less focus on returning a commercial return to the crown and have flexibility to act in ways which would provide better results for potential regen ...

 Towers Open at Margaret Mahy Family Playground Tomorrow

Towers Open at Margaret Mahy Family Playground Tomorrow

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:19 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

The new eight metre spiral slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for use this weekend for those who love speed and heights. 

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Friday, 24 June 2016 1:49 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Friday, 24 June 2016 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand ranks among the top OECD countries in supporting older workers like supermarket manager Maria Blair.

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

Friday, 24 June 2016 8:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I had heard whispers that this was happening.  A very interesting article by NICK TRUEBRIDGE    23.6.16 “Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings” Christchurch at its worst.  A group of “well connected” City businessmen trying to protect …

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Thursday, 23 June 2016 8:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch's most powerful development figures have joined forces to mount a legal challenge against the city council and the company behind the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment.

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Thursday, 23 June 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kapiti Coast-based poet Apirana Taylor got a thrill seeing the public lunching on the Avon riverbank in Christchurch.

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:55 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Popular

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

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:50 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction.

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in the Christchurch rebuild mean the city is now fighting for investment and resources against booming North Island cities, particularly Auckland, a new report says.

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance advocacy service for Christchurch's earthquake-hit homeowners can no longer afford to pay staff wages and has been forced to put its operations on hold.

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers, campaigners and Anglican leaders are staying silent on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, months after an announcement on the quake-damaged building was expected.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Wellington

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Wellington

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 8:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 6:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New earthquake legislation will be used to fast track development in two parts of Christchurch.

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A sculpture that fell off a cliff in the June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and lay under rubble for five years has been donated to the Canterbury Museum.

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Owners of property with unrepaired earthquake damage are being asked to report it so it can be taken into account when Christchurch and Banks Peninsula properties are revalued this year.

Strong demand for earthquake insurance service continues

'Strong demand' for earthquake insurance service continues

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance service for Christchurch earthquake claimants has asked for more money as "strong demand" from homeowners continues.

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:00 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Riccarton housing law change passed

Riccarton housing law change passed

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A $300 million, 600-home development on 40 hectares of Riccarton Racecourse land can proceed following today’s passage of special legislation through its third reading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:03 p.m. by GovtCCC

The community still has two weeks to vote for one of five possible names for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum.

Christchurch homeowner jumping through hoops to sell written-off house

Christchurch homeowner jumping through 'hoops' to sell written-off house

Monday, 20 June 2016 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trevor Lyttle just wants to sell his "broken" Christchurch home and get on with his life.

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Monday, 20 June 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians could soon be taking a stroll down Memory Lane.

Stunning restoration of Arts Centres Great Hall on display

'Stunning' restoration of Arts Centre's Great Hall on display

Saturday, 18 June 2016 5:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Great Hall at Christchurch's Arts Centre has opened its doors to reveal an "absolutely stunning" restoration.

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

Saturday, 18 June 2016 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of SOL Square remains locked in a multimillion-dollar court battle as the once bustling complex rots, despite interest from potential developers.

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Getting there is a mission in itself. John Patterson, the energetic 80-year-old organiser of Parklands' Older Generation Forum, apologises.

East frame community will be a NZ first

East frame community will be a NZ first

Friday, 17 June 2016 7:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's east frame housing development will be a green rated community â€“ a New Zealand first.

Civic Assurances director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Civic Assurance's director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Friday, 17 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tony Marryatt should offer his resignation over Civic Assurance's failed bid to hike its directors fees, an elected councillor says.

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A cash-strapped council insurer's bid to increase its directors fees has been rejected by councils across New Zealand.

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …

New Regenerate Christchurch chief promises red zone action - but not until September

New Regenerate Christchurch chief promises red zone action - but not until September

Thursday, 16 June 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public debate on the future of Christchurch's red zone is not set to start until September – a full six years after the earthquakes began.

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

The appointment of Ivan Iafeta as the new Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch gains enthusiastic approval

Thursday, 16 June 2016 2:00 p.m. by AvonOtakaro

We are very excited by today’s announcement of the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as Chief Executive of Regenerate Christchurch,” says Rev Peter Beck, convenor of Eastern Vision.

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH CHIEF EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

Thursday, 16 June 2016 1:40 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The organisation established to lead regeneration across Christchurch, Regenerate Christchurch, has announced the appointment of Ivan Iafeta as its new chief executive.

Gerry Brownlee hints at rising EQC premiums while promoting insurance cover to Australia

Gerry Brownlee hints at rising EQC premiums while promoting insurance cover to Australia

Thursday, 16 June 2016 1:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has signalled rising Earthquake Commission (EQC) premiums during an interview with Australian media.

Consultation on new community centre

Consultation on new community centre

Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 1047 Colombo St Time: June 16 6-8pm Description: Find out more about what is planned in the new community centre.

Former Cera manager chosen as chief executive of Regenerate Christchurch

Former Cera manager chosen as chief executive of Regenerate Christchurch

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

A former manager at the now-defunct Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will head the city's new recovery agency.

EQC begins settling ILV land damage claims

EQC begins settling ILV land damage claims

Thursday, 16 June 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC & Failed Repairs

EQC & Failed Repairs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 9:02 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC has repaired thousands of houses inadequately.  Any money spent by EQC on these repairs is wasted and ought not count when assessing whether EQC has paid “cap” under the EQC Act.  In some cases the repairs by EQC were so bad that they have increased the amount that it costs to fix the house.  EQC is liable for that amount also.  So when dealing with EQC about failed repairs it is essential to establish what has been done and what needs to be done to properly remediate the house. ...

Processing starts for February 2016 earthquakes

Processing starts for February 2016 earthquakes

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 4:57 p.m. by GovtEQC

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Millions more for delayed convention centre

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 3:48 p.m. by MeganWoods

Megan Woods

New gadgets light up Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance

New gadgets light up Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New multi-coloured lights were tested for the first time at Christchurch's restored Bridge of Remembrance on Tuesday night.

Church Bay residents unite to restore jetty

Church Bay residents unite to restore jetty

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 4:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Manpower and determination will be the saviours of Church Bay jetty, with restoration work on the historic structure in Lyttelton Harbour continuing into the cold of winter.

Minister advocates EQC model for Australia

Minister advocates EQC model for Australia

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 8:31 a.m. by GovtEQC

Tables turned on suburban office landlords

Tables turned on suburban office landlords

Monday, 13 June 2016 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's suburban office landlords are slashing rents by up to a quarter as tenants return to the central city.

Work on Christchurch sports facility site to start in a matter of months

Work on Christchurch sports facility site to start in a matter of months

Monday, 13 June 2016 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The start of work on Christchurch's $300 million metro sports facility is in sight with initial work at the giant section to start around October, Otakaro Limited confirmed on Monday.

Frozen squatters shelter in Christchurchs derelict buildings

Frozen squatters shelter in Christchurch's derelict buildings

Monday, 13 June 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Squatters are heading into Christchurch's empty buildings for the winter, costing property owners big bucks in security.

Christchurch earthquake victim in court

Christchurch earthquake victim in court

Monday, 13 June 2016 4:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

A man who lost his five-week-old daughter and partner in the Christchurch earthquake has been sentenced for indecent assault and a charge under the new cyberbullying law.Glenn William Prattley, 32, last week appeared in the Ashburton...

Appointments to Earthquake Commission Board

Appointments to Earthquake Commission Board

Monday, 13 June 2016 4:39 p.m. by GovtEQC

Things Scottish

Things Scottish

Monday, 13 June 2016 3:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

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Mike Yardley: Complaints about lowered Christchurch CBD speed limit tiresome

Mike Yardley: Complaints about lowered Christchurch CBD speed limit tiresome

Monday, 13 June 2016 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Worcester Boulevard is about to become a reinvigorated civic beacon, and a historic statement of achievement in post-quake Christchurch.

Probe fails to establish source of asbestos on familys $800k Christchurch property

Probe fails to establish source of asbestos on family's $800k Christchurch property

Sunday, 12 June 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

How an upmarket $800,000 Christchurch section became riddled with asbestos remains a mystery after a multi-agency probe failed to establish the contamination's source.